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Conservatives handed a 13 point lead over Labour as Corbyn marks a year in office

Mark Sands
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was elected on 12 September last year (Source: Getty)

Jeremy Corbyn today marked one year since his election to the Labour leadership, but was handed dispriting news by the polls, which show his party trailing Theresa May's Conservatives by 13 points.

Figures from an ICM poll commissioned by the Guardian put the Labour on 28 per cent, behind the Tories at 41 per cent.

The figures actually show Labour gaining by one per cent over the last fortnight, but nonetheless distant from the Tories.

It comes after separate figures last night showed Labour suffering its worst polling figures at this point since modern polling began.

Research from the Nuffield Series of British General Election Studies show that a Labour leader has never recorded such a substantial deficit after twelve months in charge.

When Corbyn's predecessor Ed Miliband reached his first anniversary in charge of the party, Labour was experiencing an average lead of three per cent, compared to an average deficit of 11 per cent under Corbyn.

The Labour leader showing the second worst figures after a year was Neil Kinnock, who trailed the Conservatives by an average of five points.

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